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 2021-08-04 07:28 

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Camila Cabello stars in new Cinderella live action movie musical...

We're getting another Cinderella movie later this year! And—it's a fresh modern take on the classic story. The first official trailer for Cinderella is finally here with American-Cuban singer and songwriter Camila Cabello taking on the lead ...

 2021-08-04 07:12 

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DTI-7 urges public to stop panic buying, hoarding of oxygen tanks...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) urged the public not to hoard medical-grade oxygen. DTI-7, in a joint statement with the Central Visayas offices of the Department of Health (DOH-7) and Food and ...

 2021-08-04 07:05 

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Rama wants CCMC upper floors operational by Aug. 9...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Acting Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has instructed the contractors of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) to complete the second and third floors of the new building by August 9, 2021. This Rama announced on Wednesday, August ...

 2021-08-04 06:25 

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Aklan records 2 to 3 COVID-19 deaths daily in last 3 months — governor...

MANILA, Philippines —Two to three deaths daily due to COVID-19 were recorded in Aklan province over the past three months, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores said Wednesday. In a televised briefing, Miraflores said 147 of the province's 184 tot...

 2021-08-04 06:19 

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After briefly leading, Pagdanganan stays in top 10; Yuka struggles...

MANILA, Philippines---Bianca Pagdanganan fired a 2-under -par 69 to stay within three strokes of the lead the the start of women's individual golf competition of the Tokyo Olympics at Kasumigaseki Country Club Wednesday.After briefly taking the lead, ...

 2021-08-04 06:10 

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DA's plan to trim import duties on corn enrages local producers...

Criticisms continue to circle the Department of Agriculture (DA) for instituting another pro-importation policy, this time affecting corn. The post DA's plan to trim import duties on corn enrages local producers appeared first on Inquirer Business ....

 2021-08-04 06:09 

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Asia's Next Top Model winner to the universe...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Who would have thought that an awkward and shy Filipino-German lady would rule the modeling scene in Asia and is now on the running to become a beauty queen. Maureen Christa Wroblewitz, one of the social media darlings of thi...

 2021-08-04 06:09 

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Group vs COVID-19 vaccines planning mass protest? Not during ECQ, says Eleazar...

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday rejected the bid of a group to hold a protest against the government's coronavirus vaccination program this month when the National Capital Region would ...

 2021-08-04 06:09 

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Southeast Asia's factory powerhouses hit by vaccination woes, Delta...

BANGKOK/KUALA LUMPUR — Fresh outbreaks of the Delta coronavirus variant in Southeast Asia have crippled its factory sector, disrupting global supplies of goods such as rubber gloves, semiconductors and SUVs and threatening the $3 trillion region'...

 2021-08-04 06:00 

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Traffic investigators looking for CCTV footage to help determine what caused fatal accident in Talisay City...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Traffic investigators are looking for closed-circuit television (CCTVs) along N. Bacalso Avenue in Barangay Lawaan 1, Talisay City that can help paint a clearer picture of what happened in a vehicular accident that claimed the lives...

 2021-08-04 05:54 

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COVID-19 deaths in Cebu City: Mostly unvaccinated individuals...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City logged 31 COVID-19 related deaths as of August 3. A total of 82 others were also reported for the month of July. However, this does not necessarily mean that the deaths actually happened during the period. Some of ...

 2021-08-04 05:51 

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Cebu among 50 Best Islands in the World...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu, once again, has been named as one of the best islands in the world. International travel website Big 7 Travel unveiled their list of Best 50 Islands in the World last July 28, 2021, in which Cebu, together with Palawan, ...

 2021-08-04 05:25 

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Hugot ni Ruffa para sa 18th b-day ni Lorin: Wag munang mag-boyfriend! Gosh, I sound like my mom!...

KABILIN-BILINAN ng aktres at TV host na si Ruffa Gutierrez sa kanyang panganay na anak na si Lorin Gutierrez na huwag munang magbo-boyfriend. Idinaan ni Ruffa sa social media ang message niya para kay Lorin na nag-celebrate ng kanyang 18th birthday kahapo...

 2021-08-04 05:23 

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NTF dispels rumors of ECQ over Calabarzon...

The NTF dispelled circulating posts that the entire Calabarzon would also be placed under ECQ like Metro Manila. The post NTF dispels rumors of ECQ over Calabarzon appeared first on Inquirer News ....

 2021-08-04 05:06 

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Boracay tourism activities suspended during MECQ, says Aklan guv...

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism activities in Boracay are now suspended after Aklan was placed under the more restrictive modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from August 1 to August 15, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores said Wednesday. ...

 2021-08-04 04:28 

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Capitol's Order: Regulate sale of medical oxygen...

CEBU CITY, Philippines To prevent shortage, the Cebu Provincial Government has imposed regulations on the sale and distribution of medical oxygen, which have become a hot commodity as more patients get infected with COVID-19. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia issued ...

 2021-08-04 03:48 

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Soried stadium lends sumo flavor to Tokyo's Olympic boxing...

TOKYO---Sumo wrestling isn't part of the Tokyo Games, but its storied stadium is lending Olympic boxing a little of the flavor of Japan's 1,500-year-old national sport.Boxing bouts are taking place at the legendary Kokugikan Arena, a 7,300 seat st...

 2021-08-04 03:47 

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Patients 'almost die' waiting for Kalibo hospital beds to free up, says mayor...

MANILA, Philippines — Kalibo, Aklan mayor Emerson Lachica on Wednesday confirmed reports that some COVID-19 patients are "almost dying" outside the provincial hospital while waiting for vehicles and ambulances that would take them to hospita...

 2021-08-04 03:44 

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Stock up on oxygen amid Delta variant risk WHO...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) assumes a community transmission of the highly infectious Delta variant is already happening in the country despite the lack of enough sequenced samples it can show as proof and allow officials to...

 2021-08-04 03:41 

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Blake Griffin sticks with Nets on one-year deal...

Veteran forward Blake Griffin will return to the Brooklyn Nets next season on a one-year deal, according to ESPN.Terms were not disclosed.Griffin, 32, joined the Nets midway through last season after the Detroit Pistons bought out his contract.Joining the...

 2021-08-04 03:37 

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LPA north of Batanes intensifies into Tropical Depression Gorio...

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area spotted northeast of Itbayat, Batanes has intensified into Tropical Depression Gorio, the state weather service reported on Wednesday. "At 8:00 AM today, the low-pressure area Northeast of Itbayat, Bat...

 2021-08-04 03:32 

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Get to know Kisses Delavin in her intro video for MUP...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Meet the social media darling of this year's batch of delegates for the Miss Universe Philippines. Kirsten Daniella Delavin, or famously known as Kisses Delavin, has been getting all kinds of support and love on social me...

 2021-08-04 03:15 

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DBM to look into 2021 budget if ECQ extended, more aid needed...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said it would have to look into the government's excess revenues this 2021 should more financial aid be needed if the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over Metro Manila will ...

 2021-08-04 03:00 

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Gerald, Julia nagkasawaan agad?...

KUMALAT ang usap-usapan na tila nawawala na raw ang pagmamahal ng Kapamilya actor na si Gerald Anderson sa karelasyon nitong si Julia Barretto. Sa mga TikTok videos kasi na ipinost ng dalaga, parang wala sa mood at casual lang ang pakikitungo ng aktor sa ...

 2021-08-04 02:20 

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'Hatid-sundo' for APORs not allowed during ECQ — PNP...

MANILA, Philippines — Fetching authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) to and from their workplaces will not be allowed during the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Wednesd...

 2021-08-04 02:07 

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More than 130 villages in Central Luzon still flooded...

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines — At least 139 villages in Central Luzon remained under floodwater caused by the heavy monsoon rains and high tide more than a week after Typhoon "Fabian" (international name: In-fa) lashed the reg...

 2021-08-04 01:52 

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Vehicular accident: Maguikay flyover impassable for almost 9 hours...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu It took almost nine hours for Mandaue City's traffic personnel to clear the Maguikay flyover of obstruction. They had to also cut its cab before they managed to remove the ten wheeler truck that was blocking both lanes of the flyove...

 2021-08-04 01:42 

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Inter-city travel for 'consumer APORs' not allowed under ECQ, says Eleazar...

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday said "consumer" Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) in Metro Manila are not allowed to travel between cities for grocery or market runs duri...

 2021-08-04 01:24 

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3.76 million Filipinos jobless in June...

MANILA, Philippines — The number of jobless Filipinos increased to 3.76 million in June, equivalent to 7.7 percent of the labor force, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. Although the number was up by 30,000 from 3.73 mill...

 2021-08-04 00:50 

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Palace orders gov't agencies in NCR to lower on-site staff to 20% during ECQ...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang has ordered all government agencies in Metro Manila to reduce their on-site personnel to just 20 percent while the rest work from home during the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20, 2021....

 2021-08-04 00:01 

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LOOK: Scenes from the vehicular accident at the Maguikay flyover Tuesday night...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu Traffic personnel in Mandaue City continue to investigate an accident that happened at the Maguikay flyover Tuesday night, August 3, which caused damage to properties. A report that was released by the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) ...

 2021-08-04 00:00 

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Rule of the minority...

A fundamental difference between the democracy we had prior to martial law, and the democracy restored after the fall of the dictatorship, is that the rule of the majority was replaced with the rule of the minority. From 1935 to 1969, the elections under ...

 2021-08-03 23:31 

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#SanaAll: Top 5 Oppa ng Tokyo 2020 Olympics...

MAGMULA nang manalo ng kauna-unahang gintong medalya si Hidilyn Diaz, marami sa mga kababayan natin ang nagkaroon ng interes na panoorin ang Tokyo 2020 Olympics. At bukod sa pagsuporta sa ating mga atletang rumirepresenta sa ating bansa, tila nakuha rin n...

 2021-08-03 22:39 

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Cebu City cop latest COVID-19 death in PNP...

MANILA, Philippines — The latest COVID-19 death in the Philippine National Police (PNP) is a police officer assigned in Cebu City, PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said in a statement issued on Tuesday. The officer was identified as a 51-year-old ma...

 2021-08-03 21:16 

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Anxiety over paltry lockdown aid: 'We will die of hunger'...

MANILA, Philippines — Claire Ann Milan, 43, works as a hair stylist at a salon where she earns just enough to buy food and other daily needs for her household. Ronaldo Morales is a 49-year-old machinist at a car shop in Valenzuela City and the bread...

 2021-08-03 21:12 

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Catholic, Aglipay churches on path to 'healing'...

MANILA, Philippines — The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) have taken the road to reconciliation and healing after 119 years of a "fractured relationship." On Tuesday, officials of both churches issued a j...

 2021-08-03 21:10 

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Stock up on oxygen amid Delta variant risk WHO...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) assumes a community transmission of the highly infectious Delta variant is already happening in the country despite the lack of enough sequenced samples it can show as proof and allow officials to...

 2021-08-03 21:05 

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Gov't mulls over adjusting vaccination target to 80 percent...

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the threat of the more transmissible Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, the government is considering the option to raise its vaccination target from 70 percent to 80 percent, as the country received an additional don...

 2021-08-03 20:59 

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UNA postpones election preparations amid Delta variant surge...

MANILA, Philippines — To address more pressing concerns during the pandemic, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) is halting its preparations for the 2022 elections that may see its chair, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, making a bid to join h...

 2021-08-03 20:58 

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'Corrosive,' CHR says of Duterte claim drug war good for PH...

MANILA, Philippines — In yet another defense of his administration's bloody campaign that continues to be the target of criticism, President Rodrigo Duterte said the war on drugs had benefited the Filipino people while putting him and his family...

 2021-08-03 20:53 

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Drilon backs Robredo talks with Lacson, Gordon...

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday backed Vice President Leni Robredo in having talks with Senators Panfilo Lacson and Richard Gordon on the possibility of joining ranks to put up a unified candidate for the oppo...

 2021-08-03 20:51 

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New LPA off Batanes may develop into tropical depression...

MANILA, Philippines — Weather forecasters are monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) off Batanes that is expected to strengthen into a tropical depression, while moving toward the northeast direction. As of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the weather disturbance w...

 2021-08-03 20:49 

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Suspension of House sessions won't delay budget deliberations...

MANILA, Philippines — The suspension of the House's plenary sessions during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will not affect deliberations on the proposed 2022 national budget. House appropriations panel chair and ACT-CIS ...

 2021-08-03 20:48 

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DA calls for unhampered transport of farm produce...

MANILA, Philippines — Ahead of the stringent two-week lockdown that will begin on Friday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) called for the unhampered transport of farm and fishery products to the metropolis and other areas to avoid pushing food pri...

 2021-08-03 20:46 

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Research sought on efficacy of face shields...

MANILA, Philippines — A Makabayan lawmaker wants the government to work with independent researchers in conducting a further study on the efficacy of face shields against COVID-19 transmission. The Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Tas...

 2021-08-03 20:39 

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COA flags PITC over P11B unused fund transfers...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) failed to return to its source agencies (SAs) or to the Bureau of Treasury (BTr) P11.022 billion unutilized fund transfers from 2014 to 2020. In its 2020 audit report, the Commi...

 2021-08-03 20:36 

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Meralco suspends disconnection during lockdown...

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) on Tuesday said it was suspending for two weeks the disconnection of services for customers with unpaid bills in Laguna, which has been placed on modified enhanced community quarantine from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15 and in Metro ...

 2021-08-03 20:33 

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DOTr: Present transport capacity retained...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday said the current public transport supply and capacity in Metro Manila will be retained during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20. Public utility vehicles, such as buses and jee...

 2021-08-03 20:31 

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DOJ: Inquest proceedings to be conducted online...

State prosecutors will have to conduct inquest proceedings online after the government imposed the strictest lockdown in the National Capital Region amid the spread of the more contagious Delta variant, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday. ...

 2021-08-03 20:16 

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'See you in 2024,' Olympic silver medalist Petecio tells the world...

Someday, when people rattle off Nesthy Petecio's achievements, they will mention feats like winning the featherweight championship of the world, ruling the Southeast Asian Games, and bringing home a silver from the Tokyo Olympics.If the 29-year-old Pe...

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